We are getting a jump start on the planning process for the MFLN Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event (VLE), happening this fall. Mark your calendars for a three-part series for military service providers that will focus on an integrated approach to professional development. The VLE will highlight the core competencies to working with military family… Continue Reading Military Caregiving Virtual Learning Event…Coming Fall 2015
By Jenna Weglarz-Ward, Ed.M. Relationships between young children and their primary caregivers are the foundation for child development, growth, and learning. These early relationships have the potential to support or hinder a child’s development. Positive relationships help build neural connections and effective executive functioning necessary in later in life. Challenging relationships may hinder the development… Continue Reading Family Relationships as the Context for Intervention
Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDN The 2010 US Dietary Guidelines recommends a reduction in sodium intake to less than 2300 mg a day and to 1500 mg for persons who are 51 and older, African American, have hypertension, diabetes or chronic kidney disease. At that time I was an Administrative Dietitian for a large multi-unit… Continue Reading Where is the Salt (Sodium)?
In this month’s MFLN Military Caregiving webinar, the topic at hand was “Respite,” with an emphasis in understanding the value of respite care for family caregivers. As the month of June draws to a close, let’s recap some of the items and key takeaways you can use in your work with clientele from ‘The Value… Continue Reading Key Takeaways from Respite Training
By Molly C. Herndon The Personal Finance Virtual Learning Event, held June 2-4, featured daily Twitter chats focused on the topics discussed in that day’s webinar. The webinar speakers were on hand to answer questions and to dig deeper in to the topics discussed in the 90-minute sessions. Here, you can view all the tweets… Continue Reading VLE #MFLNchat recap
by Robin Allen, MSPH, RDN, LDN The USDA 2010 Dietary Guidelines for American recommends: Reduce daily sodium intake to less than 2,300 milligrams (mg). Further reduce intake to 1,500 mg among persons who are 51 and older. Reduce intake to 1,500 and those of any age who are African American or have hypertension, diabetes, or… Continue Reading Hypertension: Is Sodium all there is?
The MFLN Military Caregiving concentration is rolling out new educational programming geared to not only caregivers of wounded service members but to those caring for individuals with special needs. The Special Needs area delivers research-based training, information and learning tools for family support providers who work with military families who have special medical and educational… Continue Reading Meet our Newest MFLN Military Caregiving Special Needs Team
By Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP® Rutgers Cooperative Extension In early June, as part of the 3-Day Virtual Learning Event (VLE), the Military Families Learning Network (MFLN) held a series of three Twitter chats using the hash tag #MFLNchat. The MFLN VLE information page with archived webinars is located here. The purpose of the Twitter chats… Continue Reading Twitter Chats: A Professional Development Tool
“We practice how to tap into emotions and use it to help us understand and reflect back to the Service Member.” – Captain David Reedy, U.S. Air Force Chaplain As a caregiver, your service member may open up to you about really severe stories or memories that have impacted them while serving. This can also… Continue Reading Chaplain’s Advice on Responding to Severe Stories from Warriors
By Jenna M. Weglarz-Ward, Ed.M. Janya holds her new baby, Sasha, in her arms and gazes into his big, blue eyes. During this moment, she feels connected to him and she snuggles him just a little bit closer. This is a moment that many families encounter with their infants. These moments are the beginning of… Continue Reading Early Relationships: The Most Important Ones That We Make